Are you missing multiple teeth? Maybe you have a single lost tooth or several teeth that need to be replaced. Dental bridges can help fill in the gaps left by missing teeth while providing long-lasting support. Dr. Jim Lassiter is a dentist in Jay, Florida that offers dental bridges to patients. But why should missing teeth be replaced in the first place, and what benefits do dental bridges offer?
Problems with Missing Teeth
It is important to replace missing teeth to help improve your overall oral health. Filling the gaps between teeth also prevents further problems from arising, which may include:
- Shifting Teeth
- Gum Disease
- Misaligned Bite
- Tooth Decay
Call 850.203.3318 if you have noticed any of these dental problems. Our dental team is committed to helping patients find the right solution that aligns with all of their needs.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
Receiving a dental bridge:
- Restores the ability to bite and chew evenly
- Prevents teeth from shifting
- Helps support any remaining tooth structure
- Maintains a patient’s face shape
Patients with lost or missing teeth greatly benefit from receiving dental bridges in our dental office. Restoring teeth with natural-looking results can improve the function of the patient’s teeth and gums.
Restoring Teeth with Dental Bridges
Dental bridges that are secured with dental implants provide more stability and last longer than removable dental bridges. Before treatment, Dr. Lassiter will perform an examination of the teeth and gums and will review any dental x-rays to determine if a dental bridge is right for you. He will then create a comprehensive plan for the placement of the dental bridge.
If there are any natural teeth adjacent to tooth gaps, they will be shaped to ensure that they can properly support the bridge. Dental impressions will be made of teeth and then sent to the lab, where the dental bridge is fabricated. Dental bridges usually consist of a metal framework that is covered by porcelain to improve the aesthetics of the patient’s smile.
Schedule an Appointment
Call our office at 850.203.3318 for treatment with dental bridges. You can also request a consultation with Dr. Lassiter on our website.